NAGAR: Javed Hussian of the Pakistan Peoples Party has claimed victory by bagging 6,439 votes in the GBLA-4 Nagar bi-election, unofficial results indicate.
Mr. Baqir, representing the Islami Tehreek, has reportedly secured the second position in the by-election by obtaining 5,519 votes.
The seat in the G-B Legislative Assembly GBLA-4 had fallen vacant after its incumbent, senior ITP leader Muhammad Ali Sheikh died of a cardiac arrest on February 26.
Nine candidates were in the run for the seat. The polling continued till 4.00 pm without any break.
Meanwhile, supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party are celebrating the apparent win in different parts of the district.
It is pertinent to mention here that the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) refrained from fielding their candidate for the GBLA-4 by-election. Their support was skewed towards the Islami Tehreek candidate instead.
The official results of the by-election are yet to be announced.